Thursday, February 14, 2013

Recycle and upcycle cinder blocks to create a garden bench

by Debra Anchors


Look at what I discovered over at Kayla’s Basement.  Ingenious, Kayla.

Using 12 cinder blocks, paired with 4 (4 inch x 4 inch x 10 foot) pieces of lumber and some concrete adhesive, you too can build this outdoor bench - in less than an hour!







Note:  For convenience, I have embedded links into the text that will take you to the products used in this project.

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Until next time -
Debra

16 comments:

  1. Love this idea and will definitely build myself one. I am glad someone turned me on to this site.

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  2. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

    May all your gardens grow,
    Jan

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  3. What a cool idea...thanks for posting this

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  4. How to you make the back of the bench?

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    1. There doesn't seem to be a back to the bench....except for pillows. :)

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    2. Hello Melissa. The reader who commented above is correct. This bench was photographed against a cement wall. Thank you for stopping in! -Debra

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  5. Love it! Are those fence post lumber?

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    1. Yes, treated lumber would be best.

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  6. Will it work on a concrete sidewalk floor without the concrete adhesive?

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  7. Hi, I love this idea. I had something similar in mind when I went up to Lowe's looking at cinder blocks. I have a hughe yard, front and back and sometimes I am so tired I just want to park somewhere for a minute. What is the concrete adhesive for? Is this to cement the blocks?

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    1. Hello! Yes; the concrete adhesive will secure the cinder blocks and will also steady the wood and keep it from shifting under the cushion. Thank you for stopping in! -Debra

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  8. Hi :D #WOW So creative lovely and very useful. Sincerely, Kula May

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    1. Hello Kula May! Do you think you will add one to your garden?

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  9. Making this, this weekend! Love this idea!

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    1. Wonderful! Please let us know how it went!

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  10. Groovy clever. And sturdy. Luv it.

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